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"And I think to myself, what a wonderful world."

- Louie Armstrong

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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."

- Augustine of Hippo

" Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer."

"Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else."

- Lawrence Block

"Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow."

- Anita Desai

We have seen places our parents could only imagine in their wildest dreams!

As we travel, we plan to fill the pages with what we learn as we explore this beautiful world and meet its magnificent people. We hope all who stumble upon these pages will enjoy what they find here and will be inspired to get out of town!

Gib

Gibraltar is exactly what we needed after the Northern Lights cruise. Don’t get me wrong: we loved our time in Norway, even if it was incredibly mind-numbingly cold. I know it makes us sound lazy, but getting dressed to go outside was such a chore. It took so much concentration and time. If we forgot…

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Greyfriars Bobby

Known as the “Most Famous Dog in Scotland”, Greyfriars Bobby was a Skye Terrier who lived in Edinburgh from 1856 to 1872. Bobby belonged to John Grey, and Edinburgh police officer. Legend has it that after John’s death, Bobby guarded John’s grave for 14 years until he died himself. Both are buried at Greyfriars Kirkyard. …

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It’s Good to be Queen

The title isn’t exactly a shocker, is it? The last few days in Edinburgh have erased any doubts we may have harbored. Yesterday,  we visited the Palace of Holyroodhouse. This gem is the summer residence of the Queen and the members of the Royal family. Areas are open to the public, but the Royal Apartments…

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RATS, FLEAS, AND CLOSE QUARTERS

Today us Lawsons set out headed for  Holyrood house. We visited that and the Edinburgh Castle, and afterward needed to wet our chaps at the first pub we saw. Instead we saw the Mary King’s Close and decided to go in after realizing that little Harvey could not. So Mick, Haley, and Harvey went to…

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Harvey’s First (and Real) Birthday

It’s Harvey’s first birthday. He woke up all smiles in London, but we quickly rushed off to catch a train to Edinburg. Harvey wore his train outfit GJ made for the four hour train ride. In true Lawson fashion, we hit up the pub for a drink after we found our flat. Melanie and her…

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The Center of Our Universe

(Written in the evening of 6/6/16 and posted in the morning of 6/7/16). I believe a pattern is developing. We start with coffee on the roof top terrace and we end up back up there with cocktails. So far, the notoriously wet London weather has gone on holiday. We have been blessed with what can…

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It’s 17:00 somewhere

IT’S 17:00 SOMEWHERE Logan, Harvey, Michael and Haley arrived at Heathrow this morning to meet up with Rick and Ruth Anne. Not a bad flight considering we had a one year old in tow. After a coffee and a quick nap, we headed out to The Defectors Weld for lunch and some beers. Sunday is…

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